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NFL preseason games are a dangerous waste of time

NFL preseason games are a dangerous waste of time

There was a time when preseason games provided a window to see if your favorite NFL team had improved during the offseason, but not anymore. The games are void of drama and intensity and full of liability. If there is any doubt, go ask the Green Bay Packers, who lost receiver Jordy Nelson (knee), and the Pittsburgh Steelers, who lost center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), to injuries over the weekend. Have the Ravens improved from a year ago? After three weeks of training camp and two preseason games, there is no definitive answer. On paper they should be better, especially on defense with the additions of cornerback Kyle Arrington and safety Kendrick Lewis. But right now, there is no hard...

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